Warped floorboards creak beneath my feet.  I reach for threads caught
in the splinters of a door frame.  I come across frost in the wardrobe.
I find another kitchen behind my kitchen.  Fennel is scattered on the floor.
I sweep fennel seeds and tip the dustpan into my teapot; I brew dust-and-fennel tea.

About Eva: Eva Heisler grew up in Boyds, Maryland.  Presently, she lives in the Rhineland-Pfalz region of Germany where she teaches for the European Division of University of Maryland University College.  Before moving to Germany in 2006, she lived in Iceland for nine years, researching Icelandic art and drafting the poems in Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic, forthcoming from Kore Press. She has poems in the current issues of Bellingham Review and Otoliths. She was the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s 2011 Emily Dickinson Award.

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